Chicago's O'Hare airport workers strike as Christmas travel rush peaks

CHICAGO - (KGTV) - Workers at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport restaurants, bars and Starbucks walked off the job Thursday - one of the busiest travel days of the Christmas holiday season.

The union tweeted this week that 84 percent of its members voted to authorize a strike over healthcare.

UNITE HERE Local 1 Union said employees would picket until at least 5 p.m., according to the Chicago Tribune.

HMSHost, which operates the restaurants, told the Tribune the locations would remain open.

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